Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Discharges Resulting from the Application of Pesticides to Surface Waters [9 VAC 25 ‑ 800]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amend and Reissuance of General Permit
Action 4819
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the proposed action is to amend and reissue a VPDES general permit for discharges from pesticides applied to surface waters to control pests, and/or applied to control pests that are present in or over, including near, surface waters. This permit expires on December 31, 2018 and needs to be reissued so pesticide operators can continue to have coverage in order to apply chemical pesticides that leave a residue in water, and all biological pesticide applications that are made in or over, including near, waters of the United States. In addition, a periodic/small business impact review of this regulation will be conducted as part of this regulatory action. Please see the Agency Background Document located at for the specific details on the conduct of the review.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006 A 8
RIS Project Yes  [005142]
New Periodic Review This action will be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7932 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/12/2017.
8368 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/16/2018.
8491 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/01/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Peter Sherman 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)659-2666    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.